Hi, my name is Jamie Sharp and I am the school chaplain for Jimboomba State School.
I'm employed by Education Queensland and Scripture Union Queensland and have been placed in the school to give care and support to the entire school community. I am supported by a local chaplaincy committee made up of representatives from the local churches, local school leaders, scripture staff, other chaplains and local businesses.
The chaplaincy service is provided for all students, staff and their families regardless of race, religion or values. All matters raised are dealt with in the strictest confidence and without judgement. Part of my role is to network and link with other professionals/businesses in the area to provide the best care possible for those in need of a little assistance.
I work with the guidance officer, and other support staff to provide pastoral care, social support and personal development to our students. I am here to help and care for the students and school community by being the listener, the supporter and the encourager.
Chaplaincy works on a voluntary basis. No one is made to speak with me. Parents, teachers and students can refer people with needs to me, however it is ultimately the individuals choice to use the chaplaincy service offered.
Some reasons you would see the school chaplain would be if:
- You need someone to talk to
- Your family or friends have experienced a tragedy
- You're struggling with school or study
- Something had happened to upset you
- You need help and want pointing in the right direction
- Parents need advice about parenting or family matters
- You're concerned about someone around you who needs help
- You need a friend who won't criticise or judge you.
I look forward to meeting and working with as many parents, staff and students as possible as together we make a difference in young peoples lives.
You can contact me via the school office, by mobile 0418 7683 93 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.